Interesting news are out and it has been reported that the Brazil national team has called up forward Robinho, surprising his club Manchester City.
The 25-year old has not played for Manchester City for two months but has been called up for international duty for Brazil’s friendly against England in Qatar on November 14.
Manchester City have insisted that the striker will not be available for club duty for at least two weeks and are bemused as to how the player can be called up by his nation when clearly under an injury cloud.
City manager Mark Hughes said that Robinho has been called up by Brazil and no doubt there will be a call for him to be checked out by the relevant people.
Hughes added that the hope is that Robinho will join City’s five-day tour of Abu Dhabi as he needs training and that the club will fly him over to Qatar where Brazil will be based.
Hughes then said that City will be able to get him checked out and they will understand that Robinho is nowhere near ready to be playing an international or a friendly game.
The manager also said that Robinho has been out for eight or nine weeks and that he will need at least two weeks’ field-based work with the group.
Hughes also revealed that the club is trying to make contact with Brazil’s medical people and to make them fully aware of the player’s status.